Early Childhood Forum

The new website for ECF



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This is the new website for the Early Childhood Forum (ECF), which brings together national organizations and professional associations in the early childhood sector for all young children from birth to seven. ECF exists to promote inclusion, challenge inequalities, debate issues, celebrate differences and develop consensus to champion high quality experiences for young children and their families.

News & Events

OECD's International Early Learning Study (IELS)

Professor Peter Moss of the Institution of Education at UCL has shared the OECD's latest briefing document of this important EY study. Click below for the report:

Download: briefing2.draft.2aug2017(6).docx

Lancet article on multiple adverse childhood experiences

Read the Lancet article by clicking below on the effect of multiple adverse childhood experiences: a systematic review and meta-analysis

(Source: Lancet August 2017)

Download: LancetPHaces2017.pdf

TACTYC Reponse to Assessment Consultation

TACTYC's response to HMG's consultation on primary assesment in England can be read by visiting


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